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Shippers respond to ocean carrier announcements

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Building APIs for shipping: What we’ve learned so far

For both better and worse, TradeLens has been among the very first adopters of APIs for the shipping industry. It’s meant that we’ve been though our share of trial and error while iterating our designs. But, now, a couple of years in, our APIs have largely stabilized. So it’s a good time to reflect on and share some of what we’ve learned.

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New members set stage for next wave of TradeLens growth

The addition of leading carriers will bolster what is already an extensive and diverse ecosystem of supply chain partners using TradeLens today. On this occasion, we thought it would be a great time to highlight a number of new and recent additions.

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Event Recap: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

The theme of this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was “A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains”. TradeLens reviews what else we heard in Phoenix.

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Platform security gets pushed in controlled test; shines

For three weeks, a team of third-party, professional, white-hat hackers were set loose on TradeLens to expose vulnerabilities in the APIs, application, and network hosted by IBM Cloud. What they found came as no surprise.

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Canadian pilot featured in blockchain documentary

When TradeLens launched last year, it received a plenty of business and trade-press attention. Now, as a pilot of TradeLens gets underway in Canada, the platform receives the spotlight for the role it is playing in real-world supply chain innovation.

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Strong showing for tech at Sea Asia

At the global shipping industry event in Singapore, a panel discussion focused on how digitalization, automation, and blockchain can help solve challenges in ocean freight.

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7 takeaways from the Blockchain Supply Chain Summit

How mature is the technology? What are the lawyers saying? And are standards coming into alignment? Ana Biazetti, Chief Architect of TradeLens reports back from the Chicago summit with answers to these questions, plus recommendations for blockchain adoption.

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What does a digitized supply chain look like?

Any given container might collect over 100 versions documents over the course of its journey. The World Economic Forum calculates that processing these can amount to 20% of the cost of the shipment. Here's how that's going to change.

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Why interoperability matters

What happens when different players in a supply chain can’t agree on fundamental definitions? Or when shippers, carriers and customs authorities need to rely on paper documents because their computers can’t talk to each other?

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